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Bill Evans Album
Bill Evans
Bill Evans Album
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Bill Evans
Title: Bill Evans Album
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 8/27/1996
Album Type: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Cool Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074646496329

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A Great Album, But You Can Get it for $9.90 instead of $50
James E. Carruth | Pasadena, CA | 02/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you don't want to pay $50 for a used, out-of-print copy, but still want the album, you can get it for $9.90 on iTunes."
Electric Evans
S J Buck | Kent, UK | 07/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a classic little heard Bill Evans album from 1971 that is well worth adding to your collection. Its distinctive feature is Evans use of a Fender Rhodes Electric Piano on the album. However on most tracks Evans swaps from electric Piano to Accoustic Piano, so 4 minutes into Funkellero he's playing Accoustic having stated the theme and played the first solo on electric.

Where this technique is used to best effect is on his most famous tune 'Waltz For Debby'. The version on this album is my favourite of the many I have. He starts it with solo accoustic Piano, and its as beautiful a version of the theme as you'll ever hear. The first solo is very restrained and played on electric, then after a typically brilliant Eddie Gomez solo he finishes with a much faster 4/4 accoustic Piano solo which seamlessly becomes the tune again. This is seven minutes of absolute magic.

The remaining musician on this album is Marty Morrell on Drums.

The rest of the album is of a similar high standard, so if you're an Evans fan you should get this. If you've got no Bill Evans in you're collection then only the Scott LaFaro trio records from ten years earlier and perhaps the 1968 live at Montreux recording are more essential than this recording.

VASTLY Under-rated
SwingaLing | 12/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was the first Evans album I ever owned, back when I was 12, and I was hooked. All these years and 30 Evans albums later I still come back to it as one of my favorites. Just look at the tracks and you'll see it's a collection of some of his greatest compositions. This is a very accessible recording, mostly light and upbeat in tone. I was lucky enough to see him perform live many times all thru the 70s and up until a couple of weeks before he died. Sublime. They are some of my fondest memories. This should be in ever Evans fan's collection."